Friday, June 20, 2014

Hampton Youth in Government Day

Last month, a group of Girl Scout Cadettes had the opportunity to attend Hampton Youth Government Day at Hampton City Hall. This annual event gives youth in the City of Hampton the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of local government up close and personal.

The day began in the city council chambers where the girls met Hampton City Manager, Mary Bunting, who explained her role in city government. Later in the day, the youth participants participated in a mock emergency drill. They were given a scenario and then broke out into groups to learn what each department does to support disaster operations. Following the drill, the group boarded a bus and made their way to Norfolk Port Authority to learn about the role the port plays in emergency situations.

“We have held this event for as long as anyone can remember,” Clerk of Hampton City Council and former Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast board member Katherine Glass said. “Our goal here is really to just give young people a nontraditional experience that’s hands on; hopefully introducing them to public service as a career choice.” 

You can read more about Hampton Youth in Government Day in the upcoming edition of CoastLine this fall.

Girl Scouts visited the City of Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue
during Youth in Government Day.